UConn Men Ready For Gonzaga
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#1 Nov 30, 2007
Beat UCONN real good. A pushover team with a lite schedule.
#2 Dec 2, 2007
Hello UCONN basketball.
I would like to give you a little history lesson.
UCONN basketball is a team that used to "suck" about 20 years ago. They had no "stars"...but, they had "heart". There were (2) players, Corny Thomspon, and Chuck Alexenis, who became our 1st "real" post players, that allowed us to compete, with teams that used to absolutely "kill us". Teams like GEORGETOWN, with (Patrick Ewing and Sleepy Floyd), teams like (ST JOHNS) with (Chris Mullens)..teams like SYRACUSE (with Derek Coleman).
YES...there was a time when UCONN BASKETBALL..was not "GREAT". They were not even "GOOD". BUT..they had one thing...they had "HEART". They played hard! They scrambled for every rebound. They "trapped" on the defense, dove to make steals..and slowly over many years, they started to be "GOOD".
FINALLY...we (UCONN) could recruit,(1) "STAR" ,and have (5) role players. Think CLIFF ROBINSON, then, we could recruit (2) "STARS", and 5 role players. Think RIP HAMILTON, and KHALID EL-Amin. But, always, the team, was more important, and the individuals recognized, that UCONN, wasn't just about "MY POINTS" and "MY MINUTES".
Now--UCONN can recruit 10 high school All-Americans...but, there is "NO TEAM"..."NO REAL UCONN"...IT's all just an NBA TRYOUT...
GONZAGA plays the way UCONN "USED TO PLAY". You got to LOVE GONZAGA! They still are "pure".. They play basketball the "RIGHT WAY"..Remeber DEFENSE? SHARING THE BALL? Putting your HEART INTO IT?
I bet you don't know this but, the RED HEADED KID...DAVID PENDERGRAFT was the # 2 ALL-TIME SCORER in Washington High School History? That's right...but, he sublimated his "SCORING" ...for the TEAM!~
Every year he plays tough, gritty defense, on other teams best power forward..and he don't complain!
I know he's not going to the NBA like 1/2 the UCONN Team EXPECT to. BUT I bet you I could take (5) DAVID PENDERGRAFTS, and beat UCONN's STARS in 3 out of 5 Games...ALL DAY LONG!!
UCONN...PLEASE...BE "UCONN" AGAIN!
IT IS NOT ABOUT "WINNING"! IT's about PLAYING THE UCONN WAY" !
Do any of you know what that even is?
(Note-Free pass for Jeff Adrien --He actually plays "The old way" and deserves a compliment.)
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